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internal HD not recognized...help!


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First off, I have a 1.25 dual mirror door G4. I have just installed a the Western Digital 7200rpm, 8mb cache, model # wd1600jbrtl. When I turned on the comp, it said something about an unrecognizable volume and gave me options to continue or initialize; I initialized. But the device doesn't show up on my desktop or finder. Disk utility recognizes, but i cannot access it. I had the drive set for cable select, then slave and it still doesn't recognize. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? I've read on here of people using this drive, so there must be something I'm missing. TIA
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did you format it??? i picked up a HD the other day, wouldnt mount it until it was formatted

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okay...I'm pretty embarrassed. I finally did an "erase" disk using utilities. I'm assuming that this is how you format the drive. Anyways, it's all good now.
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yes thats how you reformat it. its just that easy. just a note, if you want it to mount when your computer starts up, open system preferences>accounts>select your account in the left column, then select the startup items tab, and drag the mounted hd into the list.
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